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Dr. Karen Folger Jacobs

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Dr. Karen Folger Jacobs loves Italy. Raised in Pennsylvania, she graduated from Antioch College and bought a one way ticket to Europe. She thrived in Rome for over a year. In some ways she feels more at home in Rome than in the USA. Since receiving the Chancellor’s Dissertation Award for her Ph.D. in Education she has lived in Berkeley forty-two years. Despite her education degree and experience teaching from nursery school to graduate school she has many interests in the arts – especially film. She taught film courses at UC Berkeley and on Fulbrights to India and Pakistan. She has worked on major Italian movies as coordinator or assistant director. She served on the jury of the Naples Film Festival and as president of the jury of Cinema Africana in Milan. She led a trip to the Venice Film Festival.

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